Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering


Everyone who works with food has a responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Who would benefit from this course?

Any employee working in catering where food is prepared cooked and handled. This food hygiene certificate is ideal for food handlers who work in restaurants, cafes, takeaways, market stalls, pop up venues, schools and nurseries. It’s also useful for child minders, nannies, care staff, delivery drivers, volunteers and maintenance engineers who have to enter food outlets. This course is also suitable for members of the general public, who want to know about food safety and how you can control safety in a home environment.

If you are a supervisor, business owner, manager or trainer please see level 3 courses.

Hyperlink to Level 3 in catering page


Course information


The course covers the following subjects:


 Introduction to food safety

Food safety hazards (microbiological, chemical, physical, allergenic) and control measures

Food poisoning

Food spoilage

Sources of food contamination


Temperature control

High risk and  low risk products

Personal hygiene rules

Premises and equipment

Food storage

Food pest and control

Cleaning and disinfection

Food safety law and enforcement

Further information


Awarding Body: Highfield

Course Duration: 1 Day, 30 multiple choice questions, 45 minutes, Pass mark 20 out of 30

Assessment: Online exam or paper-based.

Venue – Onsite or at one of our training centres



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